I've been looking for a nice frame to have repainted and make it a "keeper".
I looked at this DX3000 about a month ago. It is a 1988. The owner was in the military and stationed in Hawaii for some of the time that he rode it. Has been through training and a couple centuries. Seems mechanically sound.
Has two issues really. The cranks are coated with a fuzzy, white texture. Can't be certain whether it is corrosion or possibly the clear anodized coating coming off. Maybe Easy Off Oven Cleaner?
The other issue is the two large touchups on the top tube. No issue if I'm going to have it painted. There are no dents or dings.
It is Tange 2 with all 105 components. Tange 2, I believe is more than light enough for my "currently" 220 lb. frame. I want to get below 200 this year, but that still is a lot of weight for super lightweight tubing to handle.
Anyways, I'm interested in comments and opinions on the clean up.
The seller was at $225 a month ago and now is willing to let me have it for $125.00
Let me know what you think. Does this one have the potential that I think it does?